Sports fans know there are few things as important in life as a big game. And for Hong Kong's American community few games get bigger than yesterday's Super Bowl XXXI, in which the Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21. Among the Packers fans cheering on their team was bar manager Stephanie Hogan. She joined 400 American Football fans at Dan Ryan's in Pacific Place for the five-hour match - and the victory celebrations afterwards. When not working - or watching games - the 34-year-old lives in Happy Valley. What's on your mind? The fact that we finally won the Super Bowl. When Desmond Howard got that sensational 99-yard kick-off return late in the third period I knew New England were finished and just went mad. The Packers have had to wait since 1968 to be on top again so that win is a moment I'm going to savour a long time. The Super Bowl started early Hong Kong time. Did you mind having to get up at five in the morning? The Super Bowl is worth it. The bar was packed from 7.30 am and everyone was knocking back beers and Bloody Marys with their breakfast pancakes and omelettes. By the time the fourth quarter finished at about 11.30 am it was a real shock for people to have to go off to work. I don't think many Americans got much work done. You're a Canadian. How did you become a Packers fan? Though I was born in Nova Scotia my family moved to the United States when I was a teenager and I ended up hanging out with Packers fans - who call themselves cheeseheads - and developed a passion for the team. Since I moved out to Hong Kong six years ago I haven't been able to kick the habit. If anything it's got more serious. Were you surprised so many people took the time off work to see the game? If you're an American Football fan this is a game you can't miss. Back home most people have Super Bowl parties, so it's tradition to get together, hang out and watch the match. Even if you're far from home few people want to miss out.